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World Dec 31Guatemala village mourns child who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody
On Christmas Eve, Felipe Gomez Alonzo became the second Guatemalan child this month to die while in U.S. custody near the Mexican border.
Nation Dec 27AP: Father of boy who died in U.S. custody heard rumors they could cross border
After hearing the rumors, Agustin Gomez thought he should take advantage of "the opportunity" to fulfill his son's dreams. He grabbed a few changes of clothing, bought the boy new shoes and left with what money he had, the boy's…
World Dec 24Body of Jakelin Caal, 7-year-old migrant girl who died in U.S. detention, back in Guatemala
The death of Jakelin Caal earlier this month while in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol was a tragic reminder of the plight of Central American migrants.
Nation Dec 147-year-old migrant girl dies in U.S. Border Patrol custody
Officials say the girls, who U.S. Border Patrol agents found in Lordsburg, New Mexico, was taken into custody and then began having seizures.
Nation Nov 03‘We are not killers:’ Migrants in caravan respond to Trump
President Trump said he told the U.S. military at the southwest border that if they face rock-throwing migrants, they should react as though the rocks were “rifles.”…
World Oct 21Migrant caravan swells to 5,000 resumes advance toward US
Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, a growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico.
World Oct 20Caravan at Mexico-Guatemala border shrinks as migrants cross
A U.S.-bound caravan that once totaled more than 3,000 Central American migrants looked to be about a third that size Saturday morning, when its remaining members woke up on a bridge that divides the borders of Guatemala and Mexico and…
World Oct 19Caravan migrants break through fence at Guatemala border
Arriving on the Mexican side of a border bridge, the migrants were met by police with riot shields. About 50 managed to push their way through before officers unleashed pepper spray, and the rest retreated.
World Oct 16Trump warns Honduras over caravan of some 2,000 migrants now in Guatemala
President Donald Trump threatened to cut aid to Honduras if it doesn't stop a caravan of some 2,000 migrants who are making their way through Guatemala with hopes of reaching the U.S. border.
World Jun 09Grim task as forensic experts ID Guatemala volcano victims
Forensic experts worked to identify the dozens of bodies charred beyond recognition by the eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire.